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Happy Mother’s Day to all moms!

on Tuesday, 09 May 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Sunday is Mother’s Day, so this week I like to share how I have been blessed as a mother. I became a mother, and consequently a grandmother, in a non-traditional way. My first child, (whom the world refers to as a step-child) came into my life when I marr

Do you ever wonder about. . .

on Tuesday, 02 May 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Do you ever wonder why they call it plastic surgery? “We had plastic before plastic had plastic,” says Dr. Basil Michaels, an assistant professor of Clinical Surgery at The University of Massachusetts. The term plastic means to mold, and is from the Greek

Enjoying the Big Apple with the grands

on Tuesday, 25 April 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

New York City – people either love it or hate it. Put me in the “love it” category. I recently had the opportunity to take my twin granddaughters to the Big Apple. It was a dream for me to share the city I love with them and a dream for them to go. They a

Enjoy your ‘golden years’

on Tuesday, 18 April 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Ever notice how our priorities change as we grow older? Things that seemed to be so important to us become frivolous and insignificant. Following is a hodge podge of comments and observations about the golden years collected from several online websites.

Are gadgets taking over our minds?

on Tuesday, 11 April 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

In our fast-paced world of modern technology we quickly become habitized (made up word) to our electronics and fancy gadgets. I will use myself as an example. Recently I was looking at a sales brochure from a ladies clothing store and saw something I like

Pros and cons of becoming a seenager

on Tuesday, 04 April 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

There are emails circulating that suggest a new name for senior citizens. The name is seenager which means senior teenager. When you think about it, the benefits are great, according to these emails: Seenagers have everything they wanted as a teenager, ju

In praise of lefthanders!

on Tuesday, 28 March 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

My late husband Beau was lefthanded. As such, I often teased that he did things backwards. For instance, he ironed from left to right – first turning the ironing board around and then holding the iron in his left hand. (Yes, he ironed!) When he wrote som

The telltale signs of aging

on Tuesday, 21 March 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

You might be old if..... Your little black book contains only names that end in M.D. You have a party and the neighbors don’t even realize it. Your favorite part of The News Journal is “Do You Remember?” Your knees buckle, and your belt won’t. Peopl

Fun with Oxymorons

on Tuesday, 14 March 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Have you ever thought about these oxymorons? Act naturally Advanced basic Airline food Almost exactly Alone together American history Business ethics Childproof Clearly misunderstood Computer jock Computer security Definitely maybe Diet ice cream Exact es

Chew over these ponderisms

on Tuesday, 07 March 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Think about it: In the 1960s, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal. All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism. Does pushing the elevator button

You might be old if you remember rabbit ears

on Tuesday, 28 February 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Every so often I am reminded that some of the words and expressions we older folks have been acquainted with all of our lives can be perplexing to our youngsters. For instance, about a month ago, I was shopping with my sister-in-law at a mall in Kentucky.

Some general laws of life

on Wednesday, 22 February 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Three things to fix education in S.C.

on Wednesday, 22 February 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Jon Butzon has spent years working to improve and reform education in South Carolina. He believes that not only should we have great schools but we can have great schools for every child in South Carolina. Here is what he thinks we should do.

Happy 12th birthday to Caroline, Madison

on Tuesday, 14 February 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

For the last 11 years, I have written about two loves of my life – my twin granddaughters, Caroline and Madison. Today, Feb. 15, they turn 12 years old. These two active and bubbly little girls are growing up quickly. Caroline is actually two inches

What about fake TV and movies ?

on Tuesday, 07 February 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

We hear a lot these days about fake news. Well, there are many things that happen in the movies and on television that never, or rarely, happen in real life. Is that fake TV and fake cinema? For example: It’s easy for anyone to land a plane, providing the
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